Kathryn Fleming

Kathryn Fleming is a multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology.

After working as a product designer in the furniture and footwear industries, Kathryn Fleming now seeks to explore the narratives humans use to understand other forms of life by drawing on her deep interest in natural history and storytelling. 

Spanning mythology to contemporary biology, her work employs the art and craft of taxidermy as a method to prototype new organisms and to create a picture of reality which conflates the potential of science with the possibilities of fiction. Her biological models and designed interactions aim to question the cultural institutions through which humans interact with animals, and speculate about the future potential of human and animal evolution. Fleming holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art.